George and Florence's Families: DURANT , WORDEN AND JOHNSON
Updated September 14, 2005
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I haven't done much research on George's Father, Edward H. Johnson. I think Edward's father is George W. Johnson and his mother is Josephine Mary Patton, these being George's Grandparents. Edward was born in Hocking County, Ohio. Edward married a Minnie Stufflebean, George's Mother. This accounts for the Stufflebean line in my tree.
Minnie Stufflebean's parents are Francis Stufflebean and Martha North. These are George's Grandparents. This accounts for the North line in my tree.
I am doing research on my Dad's line which is DURANT. I have gone back as far as John Durant whom I think is my 3rd great grandfather who was born in England about 1791 in Nottingham maybe. Some sources say his name was Will so there fore his name might have been William John or vice versa.
I believe John's wife is Elizabeth Robinson or maybe Alice Robinson. These two might be the same person. Elizabeth is the name I found on the census.
According to the Hunterdon Gazette, a list of letters remaining in the Post Offices at Flemington, N. J., October 1, 1830 included the name of (D) Elizabeth Durant.*
A list of letters remaining in the Post Office at Flemington, N. J., April 1, 1833 included the name of John Durant.*
From the Hunterdon New Jersey Gazette, Volume VI: Charles George, Editor; Flemington, N. J.: Hat Manufactory, The suscriber respectfully gives notice to the inhabitants of Flemington and its vicinity, and the public generally, that he has commenced the manufacturer of HATS, in Flemington, where he makes hats of the various kinds in general use; and will be glad to supply all orders in his line. He will give the customary price for all skins brought to him. DYEING - He also takes in woolen, cotton, and silk goods, to dye black, which will be done in the best manner. John Durant: Flemington, March 9, 1831*
His first born, (I believe) William R. Durant, is my 2nd great grandfather and he also was born in England but I don't know where abouts. He got naturalized in the year 1944 in Fairfield County, Ohio along with his youngest brother, Samuel Durant.
The obituary for Sabina Durant (William R. Durant's sister) says she was born November 9, 1816 in Lancaster-shire, England. In the 1860 Ohio census, Sabina's name was spelled "Aucebina Shultz". She came to America about the year 1828, landing first in New York and then locating in Warren County, New Jersey. It is here where she got married at the age of 19 to William Shultz. They later came to Ohio about 1838 locating in the southeastern part of Hocking County. After her husband died, she then went to Madison County, Indiana to live with her son, Samuel. After she died, her body was brought back to Hocking County to be buried along side her husband in Morris Chapel Cemetery.
According to the 1900 Indiana census, Anna Durant (Fisher) was born December 1821 in England.
On my Mother's side I am researching WORDEN. I have found my 3rd great grandfather, Benjamin William Worden, in the 1840 census in Chautauqua County, Cherry Creek, New York. His wife's name is Marietta or Mari Etta. According to the census he would have had to be born about 1800 in New York although I cannot find any further back for him. I would surely like to know more.
Benjamin had migrated to Morgan County, Ohio sometime around 1851. His son, Joseph, was 8 years of age in the 1860 Morgan County census and indicated he was born in Ohio. Benjamin was still in New York in the 1850 census taken September 7, 1850.
NOTE* Information received from my cousin
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- (J) Father-Son-Mother: October 1967 (39 KB)
Left-Franklin Edward Johnson, (son) Raymond Edward Johnson and Dorothy Moore Johnson
- (D) Mother and siblings (129 KB)
Front-Mother: Florence Ellen Worden Durant: L-R: Jackie Ann Durant, Charles Edward Durant, Velma Irene Durant and Florence Ethel Durant
- (D) Mother and Daughter (235 KB)
Left-Elizabeth Durant Bowen and Sarah Ann Durant Shoemaker. Photo furnished by cousin Paul C.
- (D)Father and Son (22 KB)
Great Grandfather William Henry Durant sitting on rail and Grandfather (William's son) George Edward Durant standing on porch. I believe the hats they are wearing might have been made by 3rd Great Grandfather, John Durant, as he was a Hatter by occupation as indicated in the census and his death record.
- (J) Mark with his aunt and uncle: 2-24-1984 (78 KB)
L-R: Dorothy Moore Johnson, Mark Steven Johnson and Frank Johnson.
- (J) Johnson family: June 1979 (59 KB)
George Johnson, son Mark (age 5y) and wife Florence
- (D) Grandma and Grandpa and two sons (40 KB)
Sarah Rupp Durant b. 1884, James Ervin Durant b. 1919, George Edward Durant b. 1880 and Waldo Lincoln Durant b. 1918.
- (D) Family: Taken about 1953 (26 KB)
BR: George Edward Durant and Pearl Cable.
FR: Sarah Rupp Durant, Judy Cable (dau of Pearl) and Virginia Durant (g-dau of George and Sarah).
- (W) My mom's brother and his wife; Xmas 1994-Texas (95 KB)
James Junior Worden and wife Aurie
- (D) My Grandaunt , Maude - taken Dec. 1961. (28 KB)
Mable Durant Cupp b. 1886
- (D) My father again: Apr 1953 (?) (12 KB)
Carl Edward Durant in our back yard on Hunter Street, Logan.
- (J) Summer of 1972 (48 KB)
George Johnson sitting on the hood of his camper
- (D) My Father, taken in the late 1950's. (38 KB)
Carl Edward Durant b. 1909 d. 1962
- (D) Family Group: Taken Bet: 1959/1961 (27 KB)
L-R: Florence Worden Durant, Maude Durant Cupp, Ethel Durant Cable, Carl Edward Durant and Pearl Cable. Think this was taken in South Perry at the nursing home where Maude was a resident.
- (J) Mark and his parents: Feb. 1974 (26 KB)
George Johnson holding his new son, Mark Steven Johnson and wife Florence next to them.
- (W) Worden Relatives - Summer of 1921 (44 KB)
Back row: Great Grandmother Mary Elizabeth Love Worden and (dau) Bertha Worden Clark.
Front row: (dau's) Della Worden, Elise Gladys Worden Stilwell, Louie Worden Wyckoff.
- (W) Uncle by marriage: Year taken ? (15 KB)
Richard Julius Davey, husband of Marguerite Worden (my aunt). Child (?)
- (W) Great Grandfather (304 KB)
John Benjamin Franklin Worden: photo furnished by my cousin Jean.
- (W) Half-Uncle and wife - on Bowen St., Logan, Oh (41 KB)
B. 1914 as Walter Michael Worden (died as George Junior Warren) and wife b. 1913 Sylvia Bailey Warren
- (J) George's brother and sister-in-law: 6-8-1989 (41 KB)
Frank Johnson and wife Dorothy Moore Johnson.
- (W) JBFW with wife and 6 children (673 KB)
Back row: Louie, Albert and James(my grandfather). Next row: John BF Worden (my great grandfather) and wife Mary Elizabeth Love Worden (my great grandmother) . Front: Left sitting, Della, middle, William and right on Mary's lap, Gladys. Estimated picture was taken early 1900's.
- (J) George Johnson in his younger days (55 KB)
George Johnson - year taken unknown
- (M) 5 generations (467 KB)
L-Sydney Miller (wife of Jacob Miller Jr.), Estella Miller Vorhees (Jacob and Sydney's dau), BL-Sherman Vorhees (son of Estella), Jess Vorhees (son of Sherman) and Larry (son of Jess). Jacob Miller is the brother of my great grandmother Christina Miller Durant. Photo furnished by cousin Nancy.
- (J) Son-Father-Brother: July 1967 (27 KB)
Left-Raymond Edward Johnson (Frank's son), Franklin Edward Johnson and George Johnson (Frank's brother)
- (M) Miller Photo (96 KB)
Dr. Jacob Frederick Miller (my great granduncle), Photo furnished by cousin Nancy.